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What is a chemically treated flame retardant fabric

Let us look at the inherent fire-resistant fabrics. Before we start, it must be noted that  FR Coated Fabric is actually fireproof. Given enough time, they will burn. That being said, some fabrics are more fire resistant than others. For example, we all know that cotton burns easily and quickly. However, due to the structure of the fiber, fabrics such as wool and Kevlar fibers are inherently flame retardant. Tightly woven wool fabrics burn longer than cotton or flax flowers.


The first thing you should know about flame retardant fabrics is that there are two main types: inherent or chemically treated. Basically, the fabric is inherently or chemically flame-retardant, which is really important for what you use the fabric for and how long you want to use. Over time, you can wash off the chemicals, but if you take good care of the fabric, it may last a long time. Remember that some fabrics are naturally more resistant to fire than others. Just like tightly woven wool requires a longer burning time than cotton.


The inherently flame-retardant fabric is very suitable for home use, especially curtains and curtains. This is a way to protect your home and family from fire and chemically processed materials. These fabrics can also be used in tents, healthcare fabrics, curtains, tarps, military applications, awnings, banners and signs. They are fabrics coated with refractory chemicals. According to the International Association of Certified Housing Inspectors , there are now more than 175 different types of flame retardants.


These types of chemicals are divided into the following categories: brominated, chlorinated, phosphorus-containing, nitrogen-containing and inorganic flame retardants. Flame retardant chemicals are also called PBDE or polybrominated diphenyl ethers. If you are buying a treated fabric, remember that the chemicals will start to wear away when you wash and use it. The inherently flame-retardant fabrics will not suffer from this problem. You may also think that adding FR treatment to the fabric may invalidate the manufacturer's warranty.